Rhode Island
Public School Ratings






Rhode Island Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Rhode Island School Districts by City
Number Of Students 143,436
Number Of Rhode Island Schools 320
Number Of Rhode Island School Districts 62
Spending Per Student $18,061

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
48%
37%
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31%
36%
59%
48%
37%
39%
39%
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59%
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Reading Proficiency

Math Test

40 30 20 10 0
36%
33%
31%
28%
28%
25%
31%
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    4th Grade
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Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 59.0% 49.7%
Black 9.2% 15.9%
Hispanic 27.4% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.5% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.0% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 46.8% 47.6%
English Language Learners 8.7% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 16.8% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
13.4
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Rhode Island Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,059,361 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1,025 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.2% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 17.8% 19.2%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 27.5% 25.8%
65 Or Older 16.8% 15.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 410,489 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 10.5% 10.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.8% 88.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 34.2% 32.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 14.9% 14.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.9% 15.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.3% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.2% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 14.9% 16.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.5% 13.2%
$15,000 or less 11.3% 10.3%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,237 $1,324,894,902 51.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,789 $256,676,732 9.9%
Staff $652 $93,485,315 3.6%
General Administration $246 $35,252,134 1.4%
School Administration $820 $117,587,821 4.5%
Operation $1,296 $185,829,993 7.2%
Transportation $694 $99,538,496 3.8%
Other $666 $95,560,015 3.7%
Total Support $6,162 $883,905,154 34.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,661 $381,748,070 14.7%
Total Expenditures $18,061 $2,590,527,483 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%